joined:Oct 29, 2012
Does anyone have experience with Pop-under ads with their websites?
I know that it is bad user experience and it may affect the ranking through that factor. But my question is does Google penalize a site if it detects the website has popunder script installed directly? As being "ad heavy"?
My site only enables 1 popunder per visitor on the first page to minimize the annoyance factor.
Has anyone done testing with their sites with pop under ads on and off?
When I first enabled it on my site in June, my traffic actually did not drop for 2 months. However, it did drop in traffic with that latest blast of Panda, Penguin, Who knows what update in late September. My traffic is nearly half of September with similar number of global searches.
Could it be that the user experience factor does factor in with the Pop under so that it only hits after the panda refresh? Has this happened to anyone else and did someone try to remove the popunder ads afterward? Did the traffic ever climbs back?